Dagger axe, ge
Western Zhou Dynasty (about 1050- about 771 BC)
L: 23.1 cm.
This blade, with a ridge on both sides is richly decorated with a large animal head. The blade also has a socket at one end, which is likely to have held a long wooden pole.
Dagger axe, ge Western Zhou Dynasty (about 1050- about 771 BC) © Compton Verney